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Domestic Arts


Welcome to the Domestic Arts Section of the Oughterard Agricultural Show 2017.  As usual, we intend to present your exhibits in the Community Centre, Oughterard.  Some changes have been made to the classes and we hope you will be pleased with these.    



Domestic arts section 

Exhibits are located in the Community centre, oughterard


Enquiries to Chief Steward:  Regina O’Toole 087 6302719                       


Contact between 18:00 and 20:00)                                                            Entry Fee: €3.00 

 Prize Money: 1st  - €15, 2nd - €12, 3rd - €8, except for light, rich, boiled and porter cake classes where prize money is 1st - €20, 2nd - €15, 3rd - €10.

 Entry Fees: Teen Talent Classes is €2.00 per class &Children’s corner is €2.00 per class. 

Prize money for Teen Talent and Children’s Corner: see relevant sections


RULES & REGULATIONS: To be read in conjunction with Show Regulations

  1. 1.      All exhibits must be bona fide property of exhibitor and in the Home Craft classes, must have been made by the exhibitor and not previously exhibited at the Oughterard Show. In the produce classes, exhibits must have been produced in the exhibitor's farm or garden.
  2. 2.      Entries will not be accepted on the day nor will change of entries be allowed on the day.
  3. 3.      Exhibitors must satisfy themselves that their exhibits are in correct classes and bear correct number before judging commences. 
  4. 4.      Market Gardeners shall not be eligible for garden produce classes.
  5. 5.      Factories shall not be eligible for home crafts section.
  6. 6.      Bakeries shall not be eligible for cookery classes.
  7. 7.      Registered members of Professional Associations may not exhibit in their areas of registration.
  8. 8.      Exhibits must not be removed before 4pm without permission from the Chief Steward. Entries will not be accepted on the day nor will change of entries be allowed on the day.
  9. 9.      The judges are empowered to withhold prizes in classes in which there is not sufficient competition or merit.
  10. 10.   The judges’ decisions as to the merit in all classes shall be final. Any objections should be lodged in writing with the secretary within 30 minutes following the completion of the competition, with a fee of €50, which will be returned if the objection is upheld - €50 per person per objection.
  11. 11.   **1 Entry per person per class                                                                                                                        ****Not previously exhibited at the Oughterard Show   

Additional information for Sections 13 and 14


  1. 12.   As Sections 13 and 14 have age restrictions, named entrants must be of the chosen age group.
  2. 13.   Teen Talent and Children’s Corner Prizes will be given out at 4.30pm Sunday 27th August. 




SECTION 1                  FARM PRODUCE


CLASS   301           6 sods of Turf (Hand Won)                                                                                          

CLASS   302           Machine Turf - 6 Sods                                                               


SECTION 2                              Garden Produce - Vegetables                                                        


CLASS   303           Potatoes - Records (5 potatoes)                                                                                   

CLASS   304           Potatoes - Kerr Pinks (5 potatoes)                                                                              

CLASS   305           Potatoes - Roosters (5 potatoes)                                                                                  

CLASS   306           Potatoes - Any other variety (5 potatoes), correctly named                                                   

CLASS   307           Potatoes - (3) Named variety, table quality, boiled in jackets

CLASS   308           Onions - Sets (5) Commercial Quality                                                                                          

CLASS   309           Onions - Sets (3) Biggest Onion. Uniform in size                                                                    

CLASS   310           Shallots - (5)                                                                                  

CLASS   312           Parsnips - (3)                                                                                 

CLASS   313           Carrots - Red long                                                                                        

CLASS   314           Garden Peas - (10) pods                                                                              

CLASS   315           Beet Root - (3)                                                                              

CLASS   316           Lettuce - (3) Heads, same variety, correctly named                                                 

CLASS   317           Garden Cabbage - (1) Head, any variety correctly named                                                    

CLASS   318           Garden Turnip - Swede                                                                               

CLASS   319           Vegetable Marrow                                                                                         

CLASS   320           Selection of Organic Vegetables in a container                                   


SECTION 3                     Garden Produce - Fruit                                                                                                                                               

CLASS   321           Rhubarb - (6) Sticks                                                                                                       

CLASS   323           Apples (Cooking) - 3 of any variety                                                                           

CLASS   324           Apples (Dessert) - Any variety, dish of 5                                                                 

CLASS   325           Tomatoes - Dish of 5                                                                                    


                                SECTION 4                  FLOWERS                                         

N.B. Exhibits exceeding the stated sizes will be eliminated                                                                                    


CLASS   327           Flowering Pot Plant - Pot not more than 250mm in diameter  new                             

CLASS   328           Window box or small container not more than 250mm in diameter                    

CLASS   329           Flowering Shrub - One stem in vase. Stem 450mm minimum height                                    

CLASS   330           Dahlias - Cactus 3 blooms                                                                          

CLASS   331           Dahlias - other than the above, 3 blooms, one/more varieties                            

CLASS   332           Rose/Floribunda - any variety, 1 stem only                                                            

CLASS   333           Rose/Hybrid/T - 3 specimen blooms                                                                          

CLASS   334           Rose of the Show - Single Bloom                                                                                

CLASS   335           Garden Flowers - one stem only                                                                                 

CLASS   336           Selection of Cottage Garden Flowers                                                                                        

CLASS   337           Vase of Sweet Pea                                                                                                                                                                  



N.B. Exhibits exceeding the stated sizes will be eliminated                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

CLASS   338           Foliage Only Arrangement -Space allowed not more than 600mm                  

CLASS   339           Autumn Glory - a flower arrangement along with any other material

                                         eg fruit, foliage, moss, cones, twigs etc. Space allowed not more than 600mm     

CLASS   341           Bunch of Wild Flowers & Foliage in a Vase    (No Garden Escapes)           

CLASS   342           Arrangement with a candle - Space allowed not more than 450mm                                   

CLASS   343           Arrangement with 5 of the same Blooms with Foliage - Space allowed 600mm

CLASS   344           Arrangement in a wine glass or a Miniature Arrangement.

                                Space allowed not more than 300mm                        


SECTION 6                  COOKERY                                                                                                                      

Please note the cakes will be cut by the judges in order for the exhibit to be judges fairly                                                                         

CLASS   345           Soda Bread - White                                                                                      

CLASS   346           Soda Bread - Wholemeal                                                                             

CLASS   347           Tea Bread - eg Ginger, Date, Banana, and Tea Brack                                            

CLASS   348           6 Wholemeal Scones                                                                                    

CLASS   349           6 Scones - other than wholemeal                                                                                  

CLASS   350           Light Fruit Cake                                                                          

CLASS   351           Madeira cake                                                                                                                    

CLASS   353           Rich Fruit Cake                                                                           

CLASS   354           Cheese Cake                                                                                  

CLASS   355           Boiled Fruit Cake                                                                                         

CLASS   356           Sandwich - Jam                                                                            

CLASS   357           Sandwich - Any Flavour, Decorated                                                                          

CLASS   358           Porter Cake                                                                                   

CLASS   359           Apple Tart                                                                                     

CLASS   360           Fruit Tart                                                                                       

CLASS   361           Gluten-free cakes                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

SECTION 7                  BUTTER                                                                                                                                                               

CLASS   363           Homemade Butter                    (may be brick or curls )                                                                    


SECTION 8                  JAMS & CHUTNEY                                         

                                                        All in 1lb pots                                                                              


CLASS   365           Fruit Jelly-Main fruit named (eg. Apple, Red Currant or Blackberry)       

CLASS   366           Blackcurrant Jam                                  

CLASS   367           Gooseberry jam                                                                           

CLASS   368           Marmalade                                                                                    

CLASS   369           Strawberry Jam                                                                           

CLASS   370           Raspberry Jams                                                                          

CLASS   371           Blackberry jam                                                                            

CLASS   372           Rhubarb jam                                                                                

CLASS   373           Chutney (Main Fruit named)                                                                                         


SECTION 9      EGGS  (Displayed on a plate or in egg box Space allowed 300mmx300mm)                                                                                                          

CLASS   374           6 New Laid Brown or White Hen Eggs                                                                    

CLASS   375           6 New Laid Duck Eggs        


SECTION 10                            HOMECRAFTS


                                                      not previously exhibited at the Oughterard Show                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

CLASS   376           Hand Knitted Article; Cardigan, Jumper, Gloves, Socks etc.                         

CLASS   378           Hand Knitted Article; eg, toy, decorative item (not clothing)                           

CLASS   380           Crochet in Cotton or Wool                                                                                          


CLASS   381           Article in Tapestry or Cross stitch                                                                           

CLASS   382           Patchwork Quilt - Any Size                                                                        

CLASS   383           Something New from Something Old